The major art installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red at the Tower of London marked one hundred years since the first full day of Britain's involvement in the First World War. Featuring forewords by Paul Cummins and Tom Piper and stunning photography of the installation, this is the only official publication to mark this landmark event.
How Britain and its Empire Raised its Forces in Two World Wars
The heroic myth of 20th century British history is that after the fall of France in June 1940 Britain 'stood alone'. This ignores the millions of men and women from around the world who, largely voluntarily, rallied to the British cause. As in 1914-18 Britain in 1939-45 could call on the human and material resources of the world's greatest empire.
Do I think the Great War could have been avoided? My answer categorically is yes. So David Lloyd George, wartime Prime Minister, summed up his view on the conflict which killed over half a million young Britons.
In Flanders Fields begins on New Year's Day 1917 and the violence which ensued; it looks at the ways in which men died and looks at the politics, putting a spotlight on the leaders, and how the campaign was conceived, sponsored and opposed.Br>Reasons for this seemingly endless onslaught are still debated today by military historians, yet in this ......
The story of the 1/5th battalion from their mobilization in August 1914 to the end of the war. The parts played by nearly 1,500 men is described, from their first action in Flanders in March 1915, on into the Somme; the Ypres Salient; Epehy; the battalion's epic stand at Festubert in April 1918 and the spectacular advance of the last 100 Days.